Better than nothing. The Commemorative Events in Istanbul. Turkey hesitant reacting Russia, France’s G-decisions. #ArmenianGenocide

On the anniversary of 1915 Genocide, several events were held in Istanbul. The official ceremony, the genocide march, and erecting memorial stone in front of the victims were some of the ceremonial events among others.

Demoyan, the director of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, has compiled the front page coverage in press regarding Ottoman and Armenians on 19th and 20th century, and the reflections of the Armenian Genocide in world press within the book of “Armenian Genocide: Front Page Coverage In the World Press”.
Armenian genocide 100 years on: ‘We were raised with this trauma. It’s in our blood’ – video

After 50 years living in Switzerland, 67-year-old Armenian Bogos Tomasian returns to his village near the town of Mutki in Turkey to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian genocide of 1915, when historians estimate up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks. He expresses his grief through song Continue reading…
Turkey, which recently recalled two of its ambassadors, has signalled that it will not rush to take a similar measure against Russia and France over ‘genocide’ remarks
After recalling its ambassador to Austria on April 22, Turkey has now recalled seven ambassadors to Ankara over the last few years for various reasons, including bilateral political strain or security concerns in those foreign capitals
One Hundred Years of Exile
The Atlantic
He became not only a pioneer of Armenian studies in the United States but also, in time, an internationally recognized authority on those secret events of 1915 replaying in his father’s subconscious: the Ottoman Turkish government’s efficient

Five years ago, 53-year-old freelance columnist Miran Pirgiç, a resident of the eastern Turkish region of Tunceli, decided to disclose a tightly held secret — his Armenian ethnicity. Increasingly, scores of ethnic Armenians whose ancestors survived the 1915 massacre and were raised as Turks, Kurds or Alevis are choosing to do the same.

They came by the hundreds, even thousands — ethnic Armenian women who had survived the World-War-I-era massacres in Turkey and were brought by ship to the United States to meet the equally anxious Armenian men, complete strangers, who would become their partners for life.

Armenia: Survivors of the Great Catastrophe

In 2005, I took a picture of 100-year-old Yerevan resident Remella Amlikian, a native of the Turkish village of Vakif who had survived the Ottoman Empire’s 1915 massacre of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Armenians. She could hardly see, could hear nothing, and could not move.

For Armenians, the towns of Muş and Sason in southeastern Turkey, not far to the west of Lake Van, hold particular historical significance. But today, 100 years after the massacre of 1915, few ethnic Armenians still remain there

Britain sidesteps Armenian genocide recognition a century after killings

Foreign Office documents show a need to emphasise suffering in 1915 massacres but to continue policy of avoiding the G-word to avoid angering Turkey

Armenia and its tragic history has had an intensive blast of media coverage in the run-up to the April 24 centenary of what is now widely – though not universally – referred to as the genocide of 1915. Presidents Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande will be in Yerevan representing Russia and France, the two most important countries to have risked Turkey’s wrath and use the G-word with reference to the mass deportations and killings in the final days of the Ottoman Empire. The US, which also does not use it, is sending the Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew. Britain will be represented by John Whittingdale, the Conservative chairman of the all party committee on Armenia.


Britain’s strategic relationship with Turkey has been more important than telling the truth. If Armenians are to find closure, we must recognise their suffering
Commemorations for Armenian massacre victims held in Turkey

Human rights groups and activists gather in Istanbul to mark centenary of the start of mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks

More than 100 people gathered in front of the Islamic Arts museum in Istanbul on Friday to commemorate the massacre of Armenians during the last days of the Ottoman empire.


The Turkish government’s denials of the Armenian genocide is seen by historians and others as an attempt to head off reparation claims by survivors and their descendants.
Armenian tragedy still raw in Turkey 100 years on

Darkest moment still haunts Turkey 100 years on
The Armenian rugs that tell two stories

The rugs that tell two stories, one bitter, one sweet
Many ethnic Armenians who are rediscovering their roots have found it easier to discard their Kurdish or Turkish identities than to relinquish their religion.

Turkey and the United States expressed hopes Tuesday that 2015 could be the year when a long-elusive diplomatic solution is finally found to the decades-old division of Cyprus.

Valarie Trevithick’s father and uncle served in the Gallipoli campaign. Her husband, company quarter master Sgt Leslie Sinclair, was 19 years old when he enlisted. He embarked for overseas service in April 1916 and joined the 53rd battalion in France. Twice wounded in action, the second wounding had him invalided home and medically discharged. He re-enlisted in September 1918, however, the armistice meant that he was demobilised in December of that yearContinue reading…
On the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Gallipoli Campaign, Ankara discovers a military graveyard on a Greek island where Turkish and Egyptian soldiers were buried by British forces
Remembering Gallipoli: honouring the bravery amid the bloody slaughter

Princes and prime ministers are in Turkey to mark 100 years since the disastrous campaign that became a cornerstone of Anzac pride

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